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house to thank you. and that is all. thank you for joining us on the special edition of "the factor." i'm watters, and this is my world world. breaking tonight, donald trump wrapping up what may be the most disciplined week of his presidential campaign. delivering his fourth major speech in just five days. welcome to the kelly file, i'm sandra smith, in for megyn kelly. and he used this for his shoot from the hip politics. this was no usual week for the gop nominee. not only did we learn today that
guru paul manafort was resigning, it came just days after trump pointed strategist kelly ann conway to fill major holes in his campaign. but despite all the major distractions, many suggest that donald trump although different and perhaps a little dry may be the version his party has been waiting to hear from for months. >> families steeped in welfare will be provided with jobs and opportunity. children stuck in failing government schools will be able to attend the school of their choice. government will become lean, effective. responsible and honest. no one will be above the law. in a trump administration the state department will work for
the country, not for hillary clinton's donors. and i will work for you, and i will work for no one else. i will work for you. i will never lie to you. i will never put any other interests before you. and i will never, ever, stop fighting for you. never. >> chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in michigan where it was all happening today earlier with more on that. hey, carl. >> reporter: hi, sandra, quiet now but it was rocking just a couple of hours ago. donald trump had a big rally here, used a teleprompter, used a number of political statements about african-americans, took on hillary clinton and took on president obama and none of the crowd seemed to mind at all he was using a teleprompter.
in fact he got good reviews to using it. it has gone pretty well for him this week. earlier today he was in louisiana. and when he got here tonight one of the things that he did was point out while he got down to louisiana and looked at the floods, president obama has been in martha's vineyard on vacation. and suggested it was almost a dereliction of the president's duty not to go. >> i just got back for the tour of the devastation in louisiana. the spirit of the people is incredible. the devastation, likewise, they have never seen anything like it. but the spirit of the people is incredible. and honestly, obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> president has been doing a lot of that golfing, yesterday he was out on the golf course
with the comedian, larry david. but the white house has said that when the president gets back from vacation will go to louisiana this coming tuesday. that said, the morning and the tour was somewhat overshadowed by yet another incident in the trump campaign. paul manafort offered his resignation, and trump accepted it. although it was fairly obvious when the others were added that manafort had been layered. and for all intents and purposes when you get pushed aside from others who were brought in above you that is when you should leave. there is a tremendous amount of press conference and criticism, news reports that he had gotten very close to a pro-russian figure, and not disclosed it on disclosure forms. that was the kind of distractions that even his son,
eric, said his father didn't want in the campaign. so manafort, and the campaign manager doing a lot of interviews and talking how trump would be more substantive, dealing with policies and less name-calling. we've heard a considerable decrease in the name-calling, instead of calling hillary clinton crooked hillary, he occasionally calls her his opponent. there is skepticism, among some of the supporters in the audience saying we'll see how long it lasts. but the trump campaign has a bounce in its stride this week and i think we can expect to see more of it. sandra? >> so much happening this week on the trump campaign, you're on it for us, thanks, carl cameron. all right as we mentioned tonight the four major speeches in the last five days while touching on issues to isis and immigration and to law and order and the minority vote.
the gop nominee seemed to keep to script. >> my administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition opportunities to crush and destroy isis. a trump administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration. and we will be tough. and we will be even extreme. we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. >> i will be your champion. i will be your voice in the white house. we will bring it back. we will once again be a country of law and order. to every parent who dreams for their children and to every child who dreams for their future i say these words to you tonight. i am with you. i will fight for you. and i will win for you. sometimes in the heat of debate
and speaking on a multitude of issues you don't choose the right words. or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. and believe it or not, it. particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> guy benson political editor at town hall.com. figaro is the former bernie sanders staff. ric grenell is a former spokesman for two u.s. ambassador to the u.n. rick, was this a pig week for donald trump? a good week for donald trump? >> yeah, i think it was a fantastic week. he made some necessary changes and he started talking about specific policies. look, i know a lot of east coast reporters want to talk about process here in the teleprompter but a teleprompter only allows you to get more detailed. i know a lot of east coasters want to talk about a act teleprompter. but itit only allows you to get th more detailed. all of these policies are donald
trump policies, they're policiee of change, policies against the last eight years of president obama. on and they i distinguish himself against what hillary clinton is going to do. he is out there and hillary clinton is following him. hillary clinton has had to catc up there in new york and call in some police chief to her, she didn't go out there to the flook zone, so i think donald trump has owned the week. >> and he covered a lot of t ground, four major speeches in five days, i want to talk to you, as carl cameron pointed out his appeal to the black voters in that speech in michigan mi today. he made a very specific call. asking for the vote of every single african-american voter. listen. >> tonight, i am asking for the vote of every single t african-americanry citizen in ts country who wants to see a
better future. and at the end of four years i t guarantee you that i will get over 95% of the african-american votes. i promise you. >> that is a big guarantee nt considering whereon he is right now, clinton leading trump in black voters in a big way. trump and pence just gets 4% of the black vote. where is he coming from on that? >> thawell, you know, i think important for him to at least hk ask. a lot of times i think it's great to at least ask for the vote. now just 90% being honest of a contain staffer when you have 90% of african-american voters consistently voting time and g time again, it may not work asking for votes you may never get. them more importantly it's importanth that african-americans ask tt
themselvesom the question is, a we better off more than eight se yearsn ago? the bottom line african-american poverty has risen, four out of ten children are hungry and still in poverty so those are w the questions we need to still g ask ourselves, it goes away from more or less not just asking p what politicians are asking us, but what we should be asking ourselves and asking those politicians, i think it's a gooe move. we'll have d to see if it's successful or not. af haald trump tweeting out moments agonk after he delivere this ovspeech, guys. c thank you, michigan, this is a movement. he had a lively crowd there today, guy, he had people excited as we just heard from a rick, it's a great week for donald trump. is this a turning point? dare i ask that question? >> fiwell, we've heard it so ms times, people say that is finally that presidential pivot and then the rug gets taken outf fromac under us, so color me
skeptical. but despite thehe fact that his campaign chairman resigned unden a monday ethical cloud, in spite of that this is a major week for the trump campaign, he has gotten more serious, the speech in north carolina was probably the best of his entire presidential bid. i also think the jiu-jitsu, softening his image, so my hat isis off to kelly ann conway. about that, alk rick, paul manafort is out, and who is in, steven nbannon, the chairman, and kelly ann conway,e as guy just mentioned. do how will they change or will w they seek toe change donald trump? >> well, first of all let's say congratulations to donald trump for appointing the first female campaign manager for a gop
nominee. that message is t not getting o there. he is not getting the credit for that appointment. kelly ann is a fantastic pick as campaign manager. a look, i think that the two of them, bannon and kelly ann are r good force. because trump has had a problem convincing people like my friend guy here that they should join the campaign. we need more republicans, that is where he is going to do cor better. and by havingves, bannon and ke ann, two hard core conservatives, i think he will send a message. >> enrerick, was that sarcasm? >> no, b guy and i are very goo friends, sounds to me like he is coming elect along? >> are you coming along? >> we're on the same side against hillary clinton,haveoo s for sure. >> you made that point clear, but none of it does any good if we don't seeif any change in thh polls whether or not they're ta
accurate or matter we'lllk talkt about that later in the show. rk but that is what we have to work off of right now and the momentum has beenn in favor of hillary clinton, has it not?hi >> it has, but you know, i thint i guess i disagrees about it i being greats to talk from the n teleprompter. donald trump is 70 years old. o you get what you get. it, you either like it, love it, t want more of it or go to supporo somebody else. he certainly didn't hire the me founder of sesame street this week with mr. bannon, i think h. will go back to playing to his base not those who will ever vote for him. just in all honesty, it is a game, a matrix game, d bring out theo. gloves -- >> are you trying to jump in --r give your e.friend, guy, the la word here. . >> there is so much to respond to. i think let's reconvene on this program twor weeks from now and.
see how we look back on the ho pivot. there are a are lot of republict down ticket from donald trump who are is praying on their knet every night that this truly is a new trump. >> guy, did you just invite yourself back onto the show? >> no,o, i wouldn't want to presume. but it can be discussed by someone on the show, how about that? >> you're a friend of the show. all right,t,at.t thank you for g us to all o o three of you toni good to have you. all right, f victims of deay flooding in louisiana get an he unexpected visit from donald trump. as we learned now the president will soon follow suit. did the gop nominee pressure the president into action? plus, hillary clinton reportedly blaming one of america's most respected men in her ongoing e-mail scandal. today, colin powell responds, suggesting that she leave him out of it. >> i did not e-mail any classified materials to anyone s
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rouge region and met with flood victims. fox news casey stegall is live in louisiana tonight with more. hey, casey. >> sandra, good evening. mr. trump and governor pence spent about four hours on the ground here today. they covered an awful lot of turf and they met with a large amount of people. everyone from church leaders to volunteers to those who have lost everything they own and must start over. the residents we talk to say they were happy to see the g.o.p. presidential nominee, mostly because of all the attention and the cameras that followed. cameras finally aimed at a state that's hurting so much tonight. where many have been angry over president obama's lack of visibility in a time of need. nearly 4,000 people are still sleeping in shelters again this evening. 13 people have lost their lives. tens of thousands have been left homeless. special canine units with the group louisiana task
force one continue to search for those unaccounted for. and rescue workers who have been at that time reporting for duty and still showing up for work despite being victims themselves. >> as they try to cope with their own personal losses, many of those first responders are here with us, sitting in this command center today out in the field today trying to assist others in the community. but that's our job. that's why we are in public safety and that's part of the mission. >> fema says it has more than 1100 agents working on the ground to assist in getting temporary housing established and people signed up for federal disaster dollars. but politics aside, republican or democrat, this is a tragedy affecting human beings in our own country who have a very long and tough road ahead of them. sandra?
>> all right, casey. thank you. >> donald trump's tour of flood damaged louisiana included a stop at a baptist church with evangelical leader tony perkins. and the g.o.p. nominee was caught on a hot mike knocking president obama for playing golf during the disaster. >> doesn't want to go trying to get out of a golf game. >> i heard he was trying to stay under par while we are under water. >> he will never be under par. >> mark thiessen, former chief speech writer for george w. bush and fox news contributor and richard fowler is a nationally syndicated talk show host. mark, i will start with you first. here, donald trump is, he is running for president. he is on the ground in baton rouge before not only his opponent hillary clinton who is taking some rest, is he on the ground before the president himself. what does that look like? >> well, it's remarkable, because if you remember, donald trump promised us that he wasn't going to start acting presidential. well, today, weigh moss more presidential than the president of the united
states. while barack obama was on his eighth round of golf in 12 days, donald trump was on the ground, hugging victims, touring the devastation and most importantly, using his bully pulpit to shine a spotlight on this tragedy. this is the worst natural disaster since hurricane sandy. barack obama and hillary clinton not only have they not gone, they haven't even gone to a microphone to say a word to the people of louisiana. there has been almost no press coverage of this. and donald trump single-handedly changed that and he got bipartisan praise for it. senator mary landrieu former democratic senator from louisiana. hillary clinton supporter, thanked donald trump and said that hillary clinton and barack obama should follow suit. and barack obama's only going after donald trump went when he didn't. >> and it's hard, based on what we are seeing, richard, not to throw to this sound then senator obama back in 2008 criticizing george bush for doing a flyover of hurricane katrina damage. listen. >> we can talk about what
happened for a few day in 2005 and we should. we can talk about levees that couldn't hold. about a fema that seemed not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless. about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ground. >> he was criticizing him for not getting on the ground when he was trying to avoid a distraction in a similar way that hillary clinton said she doesn't want to go there yet because sheet she doesn't want to be a distraction. does a different standard apply here, richard? >> no, there is not a different standard at all. i think that was candidate obama. this is eight years after president obama there is a distinction between those two times. here is what we know and mark has worked in the white house and he knows that any time the president moves and almost an entire city moves behind him. beyond that when he moves into a region, to like baton rouge, right, where the expresses are all shut down, only for rescue vehicles, when the president gets there, those rescue vehicles can no longer move.
right? so the president going -- actually hampering the recovery. >> richard, how about what the people want? i mean the baton rouge newspaper, the advocate, they are calling for the president to come down there. okay, he has has announced is he going to be down there next tuesday. >> he sent him homeland security secretary and fema director down there as well. >> here is what hillary clinton says as to why she is not going down there. she put out a facebook posting saying just that she doesn't want to be a distraction. she says my heart breaks for louisiana and right now the real -- the relief effort can't afford any distractions. okay. so based on richard's point, is that fair? >> of course not. look, i want to ask richard were you saying that in 2005 when george w. bush was getting hammered for doing the flyover? were you taking on barack obama for saying that you can't see people from the sky? i'm not finished, hold on. when barack obama said that you know, you can't see the people of louisiana from a golf course in martha's vineyard. at least george w. bush was
on his way home from crawford from his vacation. >> his ranch, right? >> they were both on vacation when the disasters happened. the difference is bush ended hivacation. >> the president has been over and over again every day with his homeland security secretary which has been to the region as well as his fema director. wait a minute, that has always been to the region. what the news tells us from the bush case is that the fema director was an utter failure during katrina which is complete difference than this fema director. number three and most importantly and i think the most important thing that folks don't understand is even though donald trump went there, because his plane was there, what safety plane couldn't land? what plane of resources couldn't land? what police officers were taken off the street helping the survivors? that's the question. >> we know there are 13 deaths related. >> not at all, mark, not at all. >> hold on. hold on. we have had our final political thoughts there it's absolutely devastation down there. and these people have a long
road to recovery. >> absolutely. >> we hope everybody does their part and chips in. thank you both of you richard and mark. hillary clinton draping former secretary of state colin powell into her ongoing email scandal. and he wants no part of it plus, under mounting criticism, a surprise confession from the clinton family charity. but only if hillary becomes president. peter swirs has studied the clinton foundation for years. he says this is too little, too late. >> i don't think there is anything sinister in triking to get wealthy people and countries that are seriously involved in development to spend their money wisely in a way that helps poor people and helps them up.
leaks from hillary clinton's interview in which she says former secretary of state colin powell in which she was told to use the private e-mail at the state department forced a spokesperson to respond today. quote, general powell has no recollection of the dinner conversation and did write secretary clinton an e-mail his personal aol account for unclassified messages and how it quickly improves communications within the state department. powell went on to say at the time there was not an unclassified e-mail system my the system. that had changed by the time hillary clinton was secretary of state. all of this coming a day after the announcement if secretary clinton is elected president, bill clinton will no longer give paid speeches and the foundation will no longer accept donations from other governments, tonight, the ruling was for lawyers who
can question hillary clinton under oath about her private e-mail server and that clinton must answer written questions from the group in the coming weeks. a spokesperson for the group responded quote, we would have preferred live testimony in a deposition but we have questions composed and that will create a sworn record. judicial watch is a right wing organization that has been attacking the clintons since the '90s. this is just another lawsuit intended to try to hurt hillary clinton's campaign and so we are glad that the judge has accepted our offer to answer these questions in writing, rather than grant judicial watch's request. clinton will not have to answer follow-up questions. sandra? >> all right, thank you. joining me now, peter schweitzer who quite literally wrote the book on the clinton foundation, and author of clinton cash, the story on how businesses helped
to make bill and hillary rich. all right, good to be here with you. first of all, what do you make of all the latest as far as her blaming colin powell as far as things happening with her e-mail? you know, they have been kicking and dragging that it was inappropriate for her as secretary of state to take foreign money and only now are they admitting maybe it doesn't look good if she becomes president. the problem is if it's not appropriate to do while your president why was it appropriate to do while you're secretary of state? >> all right, there are still questions surrounding all of this. now if he wins the clinton foundation will stop these foreign donations, is this too little too late? >> yeah, i think it's too little too late. for a couple of reasons, first
of all back in 2008 they actually signed certain ethics agreements and completely violated them. i don't think it was enough for them to make the pledge. the second thing i would say is the way the clinton foundation is structured they actually have foreign foundations in england, sweden, singapore, they could simply have the donations go to those foundations rather than the main clinton foundation itself. so i'm very skeptical that they're sincere about this or it reflects any changes in their thinking. they just basically got caught and are trying to avoid the issue. >> and by the way, when i say there is still a lot of unanswered questions, what about bill clinton? his accepting money for paid speeches, will that come to an end? >> will clinton said repeatedly
he would not change a thing. it was still appropriate for him to take this money, they may make a statement that he is not going to take foreign money. but back in 2008, they literally signed an agreement with barack obama that they would disclose foundations, and they completely shredded that agreement. so any commitment they make now i don't think we should have any confidence they're actually going to honor. >> all right, peter schweitzer, thank you for joining us. good to have you. here now is a different take with bud jackson, a democratic strategist. there is a very natural question that comes up after the conversation we just had with peter schweitzer. and if they're conceding that it's not okay to have it as secretary of state? >> let's talk about your guest,
the fact is the book he published and the movie he did after that, the documentary, supported by breitbart, a right wing organization. and i would add, let me make one more point. his film, so-called documentary, was also a partially funded document by stephen bannon, who is now trump's top adviser and nobody has disclosed it. so let's not look at him as an independent arbiter, as for hillary clinton, she did not blame colin powell for what she does, she asked him for guidance. >> no, she essentially said he did it and he said it was okay if she did it. she is suggesting there is parallels to the way they operated as secretary of state. but they point out there is very
clear differences between hillary clinton and colin powell and the way they operated their e-mails. clinton had exclusive e-mails, powell did not. clinton had a private e-mail server at her house, powell did not. >> just because powell did it one way, doesn't mean hillary clinton did it wrong another way. although i will say this using the private server is wrong. nobody is going to debate that anymore. hillary clinton has said she is sorry for doing that. voters have already had this beaten into them for months. they already understand it. >> there are many who argue you don't just exchange classified information on a private home server and then say you're sorry and move on. >> yeah, we have been talking about it for months -- i'm saying people can keep talking about it but most voters already
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all of them? >> says who? >> all right. joining me now chris stirewalt, fox news digital politics editor. senior communications strategist for dr. ben carson's presidential campaign and rich lowry, editor of national review and fox news contributor. chris, that was such an odd uncomfortable exchange. why deny? i mean, i don't know, why deny the polls? sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. in cohen had a bad outing. i think he probably suspected that the trump would do what they generally done and losing campaigns done throughout history refute. that poll had too many democrats. that poll smelled like old skunks, i don't like this poll, this, that, or the other thing. the reality is there hasn't been a poll in a long that has shown donald trump doing anything but trailing hillary clinton. as long as his campaign doesn't confront that fact with their supporters, it's
going to be hard to make the changes and do the things that they need to do. >> i mean, jason, i kind of remember on trump's way up, every shocking poll after another that showed him, you know, in the lead. he cited those polls. so why now? why is his campaign choosing to say that the polls are wrong? >> i would take a different look at it from my perspective. i don't think they are wrong. i think it's much tighter race in many places than the polls are showing. primarily because this is august. august is a time where families are trying to finish their summer and get ready for school. so they are really not, you know, a snapshot of what it is going to be like in november. so, i don't think that trump in his campaign are necessarily looking at these polls and saying, all right, you know, we are going to lose this badly and we need to tell our supporters, i think what they're doing is going to these rallies, they are energizing people at these rallies and ensuring that they are the ones to get out after labor day to
turn out the vote. and as you have seen over the last week, the poll numbers have sort of, have gotten a little bit closer. the "l.a. times" has one that has trump within two but, again,. >> do you think chris stirewalt has a problem with that statement? chris, jump in. >> that's not a poll. that's a group of, i think, 3,000 people. that's not -- i will put it this way. that's not a survey that we would use or be reliable. is he doing better. pew research had a poll out. is he within four of that poll, which is improvement for him. he is doing somewhat better. >> rich, let me get you in here because mike pence his running mate has said multiple times in the past week or two that it's still early. is this still early in the campaign is there still time for a major turn around considering where the polls are today? >> well, it's still august, so there is still time. i think if you actually look at what the campaign is doing, as opposed to what some of the surrogates and supporters out there are saying, the campaign knows and believes that it's behind. this is a campaign clearly this week that was not
acting like it's ahead. it had a major shakeup. it had some new messaging, and kellyanne conway was on tv this week and i think it had exactly the right attitude. she said we are behind in the polls and that's a good thing because it's going to make us work harder. that's the attitude. don't pretend the polls are wrong. go out and change the polls. >> fort polls hold where they are today, what does this election look like? >> if the polls hold where they are today, then it's going to be a very rough night for the trump campaign. and that's my contention. rich, don't get me wrong, i'm not saying the polls are wrong. i just think that they are a lot closer than they appear to be. i mean, i think you have to go in and look at the cross tabs. you have to figure out where it is -- why is it that hillary is still less than 50% in the majority of the polls? if she is spending millions and millions of dollars, i have seen estimates over $100 million to zero dollars, and still can't break in to the double digits ahead of trump, then they need to be worried as well. >> the findings have been
pretty robust across all polling as chris referenced earlier. in the battle grounds states have actually shown 8, 9, double digit point leads which suggest that maybe that advertising is having an effect. so, again, i don't think there is any percentage for the trump campaign to deny what's going on. they need to go out and fight better. and if he has weeks like he has had this week where he hasn't had any unnecessary controversies besides the trump shootup. can find a bottom and maybe begin to gain some ground. >> for a guy keeping track there is just now over 11 weeks to go until election day. i would ask you can trump close the gap but i'm sure you will tell me as rich just did that yes, he can. will he? what is his strategy? what does he have to do to close the gap? >> what he has to do is build a coalition. he needs ross perot's
coalition. he needs blue collar white voters democrats and independence. he needs to build this coalition. it can be done but he has got to get cracking. >>
all right, thanks to all three of you for joining us live on this friday night. >> thank you. >> thanks very much. >> donald trump's campaign releasing its first political ad of the 2016 general election. it doesn't pull any punches. but is it effective? the ad men are here to break it all down. >> collecting social security benefits, skipping the line. our border opens. more
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trump for president. >> okay, michael it. >> steve: -- michael is a pollster, with this ad, is it effective? >> for a campaign that had a lot trouble in the last few weeks with discipline and message, this ad shows he is getting back to the core message that gave him a campaign to begin with. he knows there is a significant percentage of the population that believes we're headed in the wrong direction as a country. they're afraid of terrorism. he has a very simple message. it is very clear. if you're on the fence and you want change in this country, it's a message that will resonate. >> okay, what do you make of that bernard? >> i beg to differ. his apology tour lasted for half a second.
it is divisive, angry. >> can you be specific where the lies are? >> the idea that immigrants are getting -- it's not true, deportations under obama is up. >> bernard, you can argue -- >> his deportations are more than the last 19 presidents before george w. bush combined. >> the we is not whether it is technically factually accurate. if you talk to trump voters, and those out there unsure of who they want to vote for but they don't like hillary clinton. they go out there and they say they're afraid. >> let me ask you about the ad spending. let's compare that to what
clinton is spending, and those will be airing in four key battleground states. but contrast that to clinton, her campaign purchasing more than $54 million? battleground states going back to may 17th. >> no one would say that donald trump has run a smart campaign from a purely political perspective so far. this is, if you're on his campaign team, you're saying hey, this is the beginning. it is a good, smart move for them to start spending money. they have a long way to go. they may have turned off so many voters they can't pull them back. >> a good week for trump this week? >> the truth mathers. and i think that it will what makes wendy's baconator different? while the other guys use frozen beef from far away.
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it has been a busy week around here. a busy week for politics and our hearts to everyone in louisiana retiring. that's it for "the kelly file." good night. >> welcome to special addition of "hannity." major speeches on radical islam and restoring law and order. he travelled to louisiana to meet americans impacted by historic flooding. trump's campaign has also under gone changes. let's take a quick look back at a week that was donald